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Tibet to host development forum

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

07-06-2016 16:39 BJT

July 6 (Xinhua) -- The Forum on the Development of Tibet will be held on Thursday and Friday in regional capital Lhasa, local authorities said on Wednesday.

More than 130 researchers, officials and correspondents from over 30 countries and regions are scheduled to attend the forum, hosted by the State Council Information Office and the Tibetan regional government.

The agenda will be focused on discussion of entrepreneurship and industrial modernization in Tibet, preserving tradition, environmental protection, Tibet's involvement in regional infrastructure projects, and poverty relief, the regional government said in a statement.

Nikhil Agarwal, a forum participant from the Press Trust of India, visited Lhasa and Shannan before the event.

"The forum is going to be very interesting for all of us," he said. "India shares a long border with Tibet, but still, due to the geography and the mindset, we do not really get to know what is happening in Tibet.

"This is the best way to see things that are happening in Tibet, not from reading newspapers or bias about what is happening here."


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